The Morning Read: Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hillary Clinton points a new ad at the middle class.

Rudy Giuiani’s questionable travel expenses get more examination.

Barack Obama said he’d hire Hillary Clinton’s husband.

Diane Cardwell wonders why Michael Bloomberg is traveling to places like China.

Could Bloomberg prevent the fare hike?

Joe Bruno doesn’t want to raise taxes.

Grace Rauh speculates that if term limits are extended—which David Weprin thinks is technically still possible—it could mean one more term for Michael Bloomberg.

The state health commissioner has a new plan to protect patients.

Betsy Gotbaum released a report on the number of child deaths in homeless shelters.

The D.N.C. canceled the December 10 Democratic debate because of an impending strike.

Mitt Romney debuted a new ad at the CNN/YouTube debate last night.

Gail Collins on last night’s debate: “It was suspenseful, waiting for the next shoe to drop, for the next candidate to go whacky.

And Errol Louis wants to see some job development.